How to Maintain a Primo Grill
The Primo Grill is an all-round outdoor cooker that’s suitable for roasting, baking, smoking, and grilling. All it needs are a few adjustments to the cooking configuration and airflow. The ceramic shell, along with the internal components help insulate the grill, enabling it to hold in heat and maintain the natural juices of your food.
If you want organic natural tasting food and cooking versatility, you have to keep the Primo Grill in top shape. Here are some tips that will help you maintain yours.
Charcoal produces ash every time it burns, and this may end up obstructing airflow. How often you need to remove the ash depends on how much cooking you do and the size of your grill. Make sure you extinguish the charcoal before getting started. Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with nasty burns.
There are different ways to remove the charcoal. You can remove the interior components and scoop out the ashes using a utensil. The other option is to use a shop vac, but you have to remove the cooking grate and fire grate first. Another way of removing ashes involves placing a dustpan under the draft door and using an ash tool to scoop out the ashes.
Cleanliness will also help you preserve your grill’s integrity. Besides, regular cleaning ensures you enjoy hygienic food, meaning you don’t have to worry about pesky stomach viruses.
When cleaning the grill exteriors, use a mild detergent and water. You can use glass cleaner instead of water. Use a clean cloth or paper towel to remove dirt and grime from the ceramics and hardware.
Cleaning the grill interior is only necessary if it blackens with creosote and starts to flake. If you haven’t used your grill for a while, clean it before using it to remove any mold and mildew that may have developed.
Invest in Primo Grill Grate Cleaning Bar because you’ll need it to clean the cooking grate and top vent. Use a paper towel to remove excess grease on the grate and vent.
Repair and replace worn out parts
Both the bolt and locking nut should always be tight. Check the base and dome nuts regularly to make sure they are tight. Avoid over-tightening the nuts as it lessens their grip with time.
You may need to replace the gasket, which is at the place where the base meets the dome. It is prone to wear due to degradation and constant use. Gasket replacement kits are readily available and easy to install as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
It’s natural to close one or both vents when cooking at higher temperatures. Lifting the dome under these conditions paves the way for oxygen to get into the grill. The result is a rush of white heat called flashback that can cause burns. To prevent flashback, open the top vent and bottom draft door for 10 seconds then open the dome 0.5-inch for about 3-5 seconds before opening it fully.
If you have any more questions about your Primo Grill or are looking for accessories, get in touch with our team today.